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What You Need To Know About Florida Home Inspections

by Marty Piatkowski 08/06/2018

In the process of buying a Florida home, you must go through the standard process of a home inspection. As a buyer, you pay for the home inspection and it’s all part of procedures that are taken to protect you. The inspection is an opportunity for you to become more educated about the home you’re about to purchase. It’s also a chance for you to back out if something is really off about the home. You may even get a better idea of the layout of the home and how different things work in the home. It’s important to understand everything from whether the stove is gas or electric to the ins and outs of the home’s heating and cooling system. Below, you’ll find some questions that you should ask your Florida home inspector. 

When Will The Problem Need To Be Fixed?

There’s a difference between a roof that’s about to cave in and a roof that needs to be replaced within the next 5 years. Your home inspector can answer these questions for you. While home inspectors can’t make repairs or specific repair recommendations, they have seen enough houses to give you an idea of just how bad a problem with a home is.

Keep Track Of What’s Happening During The Inspection

It can be overwhelming to go through  home inspection. You’ll receive a report at the end of the inspection. You may not have the time or the in-depth knowledge to remember every single thing that’s noted on the report. You may want to take notes either on a pad on on your phone just so you remember different things that the inspector talked about during that time. Does the AC unit need tending to? Did the inspector say that the roof needs to be replaced really soon? All of these things should go into your decision of moving forward to purchase the home. You’ll also have some valuable information that will be helpful to you once you move into the home.

Home inspectors find those problems that are deeper than meets the eye. A creaky floorboard could signal a bigger problem. Through your Florida home inspection, you’ll know what to expect with both major and minor problems in a home. For example, you’d hate to move into a home with a pool, only to find out there’s a major problem that makes the pool unusable.

Don’t forget that any problems found in the home inspection are subject to contingencies. You can work closely with your realtor to ask the seller to either fix the issues in the home or give you a rebate to fix the problems yourself. The most important part of your home inspection is to be informed.   

About the Author

Marty Piatkowski

At Mr Palm bay Realty we are representing real estate needs in Palm Bay and the surrounding areas. We are "More Than Just Houses"! Every person who buys or sells real estate has a unique set of needs, desires, and personal things happening in their lives - we recognize these issues, and are interested, and compassionate to work with you in these matters. We treat people by following the Golden Rule. 

Sellers in the Palm Bay area have enough to worry about in readying their home for market and planning their move to a new home. We take over a huge number of tasks and details to make sure that your real estate property is properly evaluated, priced, marketed, negotiated and carried to closing. There are so many things to do to move to a successful sale, and we are here to advise, assist, and assure success!

Making the American Dream come true for buyers... We're not just experienced real estate professionals in the Palm Bay area real estate market, we're home buyers too. It takes more than a trained real estate agent to understand the needs and concerns of buyer clients. It takes someone who has been there, someone who has the same concerns when they’re home shopping.

We don’t want to minimize the technical aspects of the home buying process though. Every year it becomes more complex. Between government legislation, environmental laws, mortgage documentation requirements and the legal aspects of a home purchase, the home buyer must be on top of all aspects of the process, or be helped by a professional. Your Mr Palm Bay Realty professionals are here to assist buyers in the Palm Bay area real estate markets, and we're really good at our job!